2017 | Third-year project from BFash (Design) (Hons)
Directed, produced, and edited by Helena Dong, Exercise Nº 1 is a rhythmic narration of gestures shaped by the anecdotes of twenty-seven creative individuals.
The narrative of this film derives from the unique relationships that the interviewees have with fashion. The abstract poem created based on these responses is embedded throughout the duration of the film in the form of Morse code.
Professions among the interviewees:
designer, student, musician, artist, creative director, photographer, stylist, film-maker, jeweller, collector, and fashion retail consultant.
Talent --- Milly James
Creative direction / production / editing --- Helena Dong
Cinematography / stills --- Kevin Cheung
Lighting / sound --- Hudson Sowada
HMUA --- Hannah Cheng
Production assistance --- Ebony Tiffin & Deshar Rowse
Music --- Matthew Paine
Poem --- Leah McIntosh
Costume --- Helena Dong & Yashna Seethiah
Prop provision --- Dust Merchants & Acne Studios